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Surrendered hamster tests COVID positive in HK

HONG KONG (CNA) – Hong Kong authorities said yesterday one hamster surrendered to authorities by pet-owners had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and that more than 2,200 hamsters had been culled as the city grappled to contain an outbreak.

On Tuesday, officials ordered the killing of hamsters from dozens of pet shops after tracing a coronavirus outbreak to a worker at a shop and asked people to surrender any bought on or after December 22.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin